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Edited by Dan Diner

This German edition is only available as a set with the English Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online. The prices mentioned are for the combined bundle of Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online and Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur.

From Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas the Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur covers the recent history of the Jews from 1750 until the 1950s.
About 800 keywords present the current state of international research and depict a complex portrait of Jewish life - illustrated by many maps and images. About 40 key articles convey central themes on concepts like autonomy, exile, emancipation, literature, liturgy, music or the science of Judaism. The seventh volume index offers a detailed list of persons, places and subjects that creates a reliable reference for working with the encyclopedia. The encyclopedia provides knowledge in an overall context and offers academics and other interested readers new insights into Jewish history and culture. It is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Judaism and modernity.

Editor-in-Chief Dan Diner

This online English edition is available as a set alongside the German Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. The prices mentioned are for the combined bundle of Encyclopedia of Jewish History Culture Online and Enzyklopädie jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. The English edition will also be available in print.

From Europe to America to the Middle East, North Africa and other non-European Jewish settlement areas the Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture covers the recent history of the Jews from 1750 until the 1950s.
Translated from German into English, approximately 800 keywords present the current state of international research and depict a complex portrait of Jewish life - illustrated by many maps and images. About 40 key articles convey central themes on topics like autonomy, exile, emancipation, literature, liturgy, music or the science of Judaism. The seventh volume index offers a detailed list of persons, places and subjects that creates a reliable reference for working with the encyclopedia. The encyclopedia provides knowledge in an overall context and offers academics and other interested readers new insights into Jewish history and culture. It is an outstanding contribution to the understanding of Judaism and modernity.

Michael Nagel, Bremen

presenting Jewish interests in Germany. Its success was due primarily to the journalistic abilities and political-organizational skills of its founder and long-time editor, the Magdeburg rabbi Ludwig Philippson (1811–1889).

Peter Jelavich, Baltimore

The cabaret had its heyday from the beginning of the 20th century until 1933 or 1938, primarily in Berlin and Vienna. Before the First World War, Jews played a significant, if by no means dominant, role in the cabaret; but in the Weimar period they were even more present. Jewish cabaret players

Philipp Graf, Leipzig

Petition presented to the League of Nations in May 1933 in the name of Franz Bernheim as an official complaint against the deprivation of rights of the German Jews at the hands of the Nazi Regime. The complaint, prepared by a committee of Jewish delegations, was based on the Geneva Accord concluded

Christian Wiese, Frankfurt am Main

the intellectual defense against antisemitism. Out of the culture struggle for the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible emerged, from the late 19th century on, various – orthodox as well as liberal – models of an independent Jewish biblical scholarship, which in the present day has developed into an

Rainer Kampling, Berlin

, i.e. members of Christian communities who espoused Jewish beliefs or participated in elements of their religious practice. The contents, which were initially presented as polemics and later settled into convention, formed a repertoire for anti-Jewish and later antisemitic ideas.

Yochanan Breuer, Jerusalem

beginning of the modern era was it rediscovered by representatives of the Jewish Enlightenment as an important element for the renewal of Hebrew. Today, Aramaic is an additional source for the expansion and adaptation of modern Hebrew to the needs of the present.

Carsten L. Wilke, Budapest

departure of a religious orientation mediating between Reform and Orthodoxy which continues to the present day in American Conservative Judaism. In addition, the Jewish community of Breslau has been a sphere of important orthodox and liberal rabbis since the 19th century.

Hans Otto Horch, Aachen

’s biblical flavor with the term “pillar of blood” in the title. In particular, the central scene of the book refers to exegetic literature: by presenting a major court scene, Morgenstern attempts to confer a Jewish-religious meaning on the absolute meaninglessness of the Holocaust.